|Chris Nelson (#46617359)|
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I love researching cemeteries and strive for accuracy. If you see an error or have additional info you want added, do not hesitate to contact me through Suggest A Correction (not through Messages or E-mail) and I'll be more than happy to make the changes. (Note: Suggest A Correction is accessible through the Edit tab.)|
Note that Find A Grave, though a valuable resource for genealogists, is not primarily a genealogical website. Certain highly detailed genealogical data (e.g. census transcriptions) is more suited for sites like Rootsweb.
Some people I have entered are my relatives; most are not. In documenting graves, I contribute to this site's growth and completeness. My goal is often to photograph an entire cemetery, but in large cemeteries this can be a daunting task; in such cases I just randomly photograph markers that catch my eye.
Some have asked why I am doing this. I'm doing this to honor the memories of the dearly departed, to give relatives who live far away the chance to visit the graves of their loved ones online when they can't do so in person, and to assist genealogists by providing information unavailable elsewhere. No disrespect is intended; indeed, I enter the data and post the photos with only the most respectful and honorable of motives.
I live in Taiwan and often travel to places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia to photograph cemeteries.
To protect the privacy of the living, I do not input pre-need graves, and I remove the names of the living from obituary information I post.
In general, if the stone does not show a birthdate, but instead an age, I do not calculate the birthdate from the age due to varying methods of calculations used, instead leaving the birthdate field blank. I make exceptions for my own direct ancestors and those for whom I can find reliable documentation. I can't stress this enough: If you wish me to add a birthdate to a headstone with only a death date and an age, please tell me HOW YOU KNOW the person's birthdate. Otherwise I will SUMMARILY IGNORE that request! Plus, I can't make links to children or siblings; only to spouses and parents. Such requests WILL BE IGNORED.
And when providing me with cities or towns of birth and/or death in the US, please tell me the county. Thank you!
As for transferring "ownership" of memorials, I am more than happy to do so if you are a relative. But please make the requests reasonable, rather than saying something like "Give me all your Smiths." This is Find A Grave, not Go Fish! :)
Enjoy your graving!
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|Barry Langmore||RE: Ellen G Reilly|
Thanks for that information Chris,is there any way obtaining a clearer image of the headstone ,,I read that there had been a cleaning and upgrading of the cemetery,,
|Barry Langmore||Ellen G Reilly|
Just discovered on your site the above headstone name , do you find the information on request,, just facinated to try and find more information of a relation and how this was sourced, thanks
|Adele Sullivan||George Edward Kingston Prior|
Thank you for posting this family member!
I would have never found him otherwise.
|Bob Stewart||Robert Campbell Edwards|
The photos of the headstone for this man buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Bangkok, Thailand won't open. They did a few months ago. I wonder if you could check these out for me.
Regards and thanks Bob Stewart NZ.
|pat self||RE: Herche Cemetery, Schuyler County, IL|
Okay, thanks anyway Chris. I will try to find out who created page.
Added by pat self on Feb 01, 2014 5:25 AM
|pat self||Herche Cemetery, Schuyler County, IL|
Just wanted to let you know the address you have for Herche Cemetery is not correct. Herche Cemetery is in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, IL not Ripley - Ripley is in Brown County, while it is close to the county is is actually in another county. I live close to this area and have visited this cemetery a few times.
Could you please correct this location.
Added by pat self on Jan 31, 2014 9:32 AM
Um I am a direct descendant of George Chinnery, he had Daughter Matilda, and Son John to Marianne and 2 sons to an Indian mistress.The 3 sons died before they were able to father children ( all were in their 20s) All the Chinnery descendants are from Matilda who married James Brown they had seven surviving children. I am Georges Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Grandaughter. My Gt Gt Gt grandfather who was a Brown changed his name in 1883 by deed poll in London to Chinnery-Brown in honour of his Gt Gt grandfather George. Then he emigrated to New Zealand. I visited Georges grave in Macau in 2013,
Added by Donway on Jan 27, 2014 9:36 PM
|Gone Too Soon||About Wuchih in Taipei|
Hi again Chris
Sorry - I cannot locate your email. Could you answer couple of questions for me? Was Tawain in the Republic of China in the past but not now?
Would you know of anyone who could translate a document for me (for a fee?)? Family member has a 2 page document on "History of Ing Family" all in Chinese Calligraphy.
|Joe Schallan||Leonard Schallau #19672399|
|DAVID FORD||Ford photos|
Thank you for your time and dedication with taking such a wonderful photo.
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